> Archer wrote:
>> Well, this isn't just your typical financial suit. The state of CA is going after
>> them based on evidence they collected. Criminal charges will be brought about
>> certain individuals (higher ups) as well when they bring to light what they have.
>> A state would not get involved if there wasn't something major there for them
>> gain from it. So this will most likely gut the upper management and the law suit
>> will probably be massive financially as well. The company will most likely have
>> be liquidated and sold off. However, this is going to take 5+ years. Nothing is
>> to happen anytime soon. And realistically, a lot of the men in upper management
>> didn't do anything or much of anything will roll over on the guys to avoid being
>> dragged into it. And those guys will be the ones that end up in leadership roles
>> in a few years when it eventually gets bought by Microsoft or EA or whoever wants
>> to salvage their IPs. So the company wont actually go away. But its going to be
>> huge turning point for the company. Financially and publicly. It could end up
>> future sales of games as well.
> I doubt they will get hit so bad the company is liquidated. They're a 70 billion
> dollar plus company.
> I imagine there will be an out of court settlement in the high tens of millions,
> a few execs will get shuffled around, middle managers thrown under the bus, and a
> PR campaign to stop their image from decreasing any further.
> Nothing a new call of duty game won't pay for in its first weekend.
Well, I mean the Blizzard part of the company. Not the full company obviously, the Activision side will be fine. This is 100% all directly related to Blizzard and what is happening in their studios. And mostly all the WoW team actually. I can see this causing a split and Activision selling off Blizzard to cover everything and distance themselves from it. And then you'd just have Activision on its own saying we had nothing to do with this, we don't do that or condone that, blah blah blah buy CoD thanks. The whole "merger" was never really a merger. Activision bought Blizzard. The companies (studios) are ran separately still.